server being a pain...
Amedee Van Gasse (ubuntu)
amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Tue Apr 14 10:54:10 UTC 2009
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> well like the title says the server i have set up at a remote location
> is being a pain in my rear! its an old p3 machine with 64 megs of ram...
> 128 soon as i get the other ram chip from the other machine i am
> scrapping. So far i have been able to install server edition 5.04 and
> upgrade from there. All other installs fail due to a stall at the
> partitioning section. Even when i run the cd check it says everything is
> fine on the disk and that it is ok. I am wanting to create a simple
> server for music sharing around the house... a video collection
> area..... web site hosting while a windows box provides the dyndns
> update client up to date status. So far running this thing has been a
> royal pain in the *insert body part here*. I have been giving it the
> disk it needs and wants yet..... when i ask it to install an ftp server
> it asks for the same disk over and over again and even when i give it
> the disk it asks for it doesent see it. I am at wits end here and so far
> all i can think of is maybe updating the system later on when i have a
> chance to gather a new set of parts. But it would REALLY help if i could
> get this computer running. Idk guys what do you think should i switch
> OS' and try something else or.... idk but any help would be wonderful
> because hosting this all on a windows box that is constantly used just
> wont do it.
> thanks all,
I think that your keyboard is broken. Your enter key doesn't seem to
Let me dissect your ramblings. First, your subject line doesn't describe
the problem. Second, there is no structure in your mail.
I'm going to take a lot of effort in rewriting your email as you should
have written it in the first place. I will edit out all of the nonsense.
I will also add questions for missing information, and some remarks. You
will have to answer all of my questions before I will consider helping you.
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I have set up a server at a remote location.
* Do you have hands-on access to the server?
* Or do you only have ssh access?
It is an old p3 machine with 64 megs of ram (128 soon)
* This is a low-end specification. You should use the Alternate or
Server installation image, or use the debootstrap installation method
and do everything manually.
* show the output of "lspci", "cat /proc/cpuinfo", "free" and "fstab -l"
So far i have been able to install server edition 5.04 and upgrade from
* WHY for heaven's sake why 5.04? Why not 8.04 or 8.10?
* Describe the EXACT procedure that you used to upgrade.
* What is your current version?
* Show the output of "cat /etc/issue"
All other installs fail due to a stall at the partitioning section.
* Do you get an error?
* What is the error message?
* If you don't get an error, describe what you mean with "stall".
When I run the cd check, the cd is ok.
I am wanting to create a simple server for:
+ music sharing around the house
+ a video collection area
+ web site hosting
* Except for a low traffic, static website, your hardware specs are a
bit on the low side.
A windows box provides the dyndns update client up to date status.
* This is not needed. You can use ddclient, or any other dyndns update
client on linux. Just do "apt-cache search dyndns" to get a choice.
When I install an ftp server with "sudo aptitude install proftpd",
aptitude asks for the same disk over and over again, and aptitude
doesn't see the disk when I insert it.
* What is the EXACT error message?
* Show the output of "cat /etc/apt/sources.list"
* Run the following commands and show the complete output: "sudo
aptitude update" followed by "sudo aptitude safe-upgrade"
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I repeat, answer all of my questions, in detail, and without arguments.
If you comply, I will give you my full assistance to the best of my
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